NIAGARA FALLS--Members of the New York Air National Guard’s 136th Airlift Squadron float in the waters of Lake Ontario during a biannual training exercise that teaches aircrew water survival skills in the event of an in-water- emergency.
Aircrew members practiced deploying signal devices, such as smoke flares, beacons and flare guns and then took a short ride compliments of the United States Coast Guard, Station Niagara, to deploy their life vests and swim to the awaiting life raft where they mastered entry techniques and deployment of the protective canopy.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 15 Sep 2020 109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise SCOTIA, N.Y. Thirty members of the New York Air National Guard from the 109th Airlift Wing flew two LC-130H Skibirds to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to participate in a nationwide exercise... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 14 Sep 2020 Eastern Air Defense adjusts to COVID-19 to continue mission ROME, N.Y. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced military units large and small to find creative ways to maintain a healthy force while still defending the nation. One of these organizations... (more)
WDAM -- Mon, 14 Sep 2020 National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2020 kicks off at Camp Shelby (Video) HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The top 14 soldiers in the U.S. National Guard took the field Sunday morning at Camp Shelby in the first event to determine who is the National Best Warrior 2020.